Academic Programs of Study

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

  • Practicum, field experience, and student teaching opportunities
  • Emphasis on service learning

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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Marywood

Teach the Future with an Early Childhood and Elementary Education Degree

Marywood's program prepares you for the challenges and rewards of teaching persons with exceptional learning needs at all levels of development from birth to age twenty-one. Your coursework in professional studies and liberal arts -- taught in small classes and enhanced with real-world experience beginning in your first year -- will emphasize creative thinking, the evaluation of contemporary educational issues, and development of leadership skills.

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The faculty will consider you a professional colleague as well as a student: teacher candidates are required to maintain professional membership in the Council for Exceptional Children. You'll graduate prepared to be a leader in the areas of mental retardation, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and multiple disabilities; you'll be ready to serve as a teacher in grades K through 12 in a school or residential setting, as a professional in adult services, or in another position of responsibility in this

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Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Program and ESL Program
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Approximately 90% of our graduates go directly into teaching or other special education careers. Approximately 10% of our graduates go on to graduate study. Approximately 85% of students attend graduate school on a part-time basis while teaching.

Nicole

I couldn't be happier with where my life has taken me and I have my experiences at Marywood to thank for that.

I graduated from Marywood in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in special education and middle school math/science. While at Marywood, I participated in alternative spring break service trips to places like West Virginia, New York City, and Guatemala. These experiences led me to participate in a year of service after I graduated. I became an AmeriCorps member in Palm Beach County, Florida where I worked at Believers Academy, an emotional/behavioral high school. My main focus was to help students improve their reading skills, but I also helped with job skills, such as creating a resume and filling out an application. I also worked numerous community-based service projects throughout the year including Habitat for Humanity, Surfers for Autism, and Special Olympics. 

The students and staff that I worked with during my year of service were so amazing and truly touched my heart. The following school year, I transitioned from an AmeriCorps member to a full-time math and science teacher at Believers Academy. I couldn't be happier with where my life has taken me and I have my experiences at Marywood to thank for that.

 

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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